Absolutely wonderful stuff. Using parchment and blackened lines for those he cares about or believes in as his own drawn thoughts is exactly the sort of mentality that goes on in that little head of his. Like in your "Stand Firm!" pick, I love the little attentions to detail like, again, using parchment as a backdrop and the designated reddish group for Filly. Like he's tuning it all out around him to -just- the drawing.
Sterling work, Mech. I absolutely love it. Thank you!